Ada Reads is a community wide initiative to promote the power of reading and use of libraries. The poster campaign is sponsored by: Ada Public Library (opens a new tab), Ada Public Library Friends, Linscheid Library, and Linscheid Library Academic Friends.
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All community members are welcome to visit the Ada Public Library and Linscheid Library. Each library's hours are in the column to the right.
Read about the community members featured in the Ada Reads posters below.
Joshua Grasso is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Languages at East Central University. He teaches courses in composition, British literature, poetry, Humanities, and comic books. He earned his BA and MA from the University of Tulsa, and his PhD from Miami University in Ohio. He also writes novels, short stories, and articles on literature and teaching.
Ken Hada is a poet and professor at East Central University where he directs the annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival. Ken finds the natural order a powerful presence for writing. His work has received the 2017 SCMLA Poetry Prize, has been featured on The Writer’s Almanac, received the Western Heritage Award, named finalist for the Spur Award and three-time finalist for the Oklahoma Book Awards. In 2017 Ken graciously accepted the Glenda Carlile Distinguished Service Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book. His published poetry collections include Bring an Extry Mule, Persimmon Sunday, Spare Parts, Margaritas & Redfish, The Way of the Wind and The River White: A Confluence of Brush & Quill. He also has an ebook, Contour Feathers, and Way of the Wind is available in ebook as well. A popular reader of his work at venues around the country, Ken also helps to edit the journal All Roads Will Lead You Home.
Donna Hoehman is a librarian at Ada Washington Library for 3rd and 4th grade students. She loves to introduce books to students and watch as the books go flying off the shelf from the students' excitement to check them out. She also enjoys getting new books in and watching those books fly off the shelf as well. Some of the genres that she likes to read are mystery books, adventure books, realistic fiction books. But she will try just about anything. Her favorite is when the book has some kind of a mystery in the story. Her favorite author right now is Margaret Peterson Haddix. The most recent books she's read are the Horizon series. There are still three books to be published to finish the series, but she is hooked!
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Saturday 9 am - 1 pm
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